Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Repurposing...

...is a good thing, especially when it involves quilting fabric :)

Last year when we moved into our house, we found (as you do) that some of our stuff just wasn't required for it's original purpose any more. The TV cabinet which we saved and saved for in our early married years was no longer big enough to house our TV (when did TV's get so BIG?), and the cane basket I bought to hold our cut firewood was no longer necessary...since we no longer have a fireplace.

So I got to thinking...what to do with a cabinet that I can't possibly part with? What about a quilt station? The firewood basket fits perfectly into the TV shaped hole, and is a great place to store some of my completed quilts...and very accessible on a cold Winters night :)

When we cleaned out the video drawers on the weekend (in the lower part of the cabinet), I had a stroke of inspiration...

...fat quarter storage! Ooooh yes...sure beats pulling out plastic tubs to find fabric. I confessed to my DH...the muttered reply being something about my stuff taking over the house...he may have a point LOL.


Speaking of quilting, here's a sneak peek of what I've been working on between Gardeners Journal stitching...

...those gorgeous Cosmo Cricket fabrics have become a project! Hope to show you the finished piece some time soon :)

TTFN xxx

8 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

How lovely to have your pretty fabrics housed so well, and close to your creative workspace. Love the look of your latest project - that Cosmo Cricket fabric looks amazing.

Janellybelly said...

Have you got any space left in there for some of my stash? :)
I love the quilt, sawtooth stars are a favourite of mine. It looks so gorgeous in those yummy fabrics too.

Vicki said...

I am always amazed Susan at all the beautiful projects that you have on the go. Love the quilt!

Linda said...

Oh Susan cant wait to see your finished project it really looks gorgeous.
xx

Vanessa said...

I love the way you think. I may have to rethink my fabric storage situation too!

Hope said...

I'm jealous of your stash. I really need to work on building mine up a bit!

The cosmo cricket quilt looks wonderful - can't wait to see more.

Tracey said...

I love your quilt station, its just perfect. Great idea about the fat quarters LOL not many rooms left in your house are there that don't contain craft. Ha ha ha
love me :-)

Cardygirl said...

Great quilt top...love the "quilt station" too!